Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor Blacksnake as told to Benjamin Williams

Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 308 p.
Testo in English
Peso: 386 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803264502
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One of the earliest memoirs by an American Indian, Chainbreaker presents the recollections of a Seneca chief, also known as Governor Blacksnake. A fighter in the American Revolution who lived more than a century, Chainbreaker told his story as an old man in the 1840s to a fellow Seneca, Benjamin Williams, who translated it and committed it to paper. Epic in scale and yet intensely personal, Chainbreaker's story provides a rare Native view of warfare and diplomacy during a crucial period in American history. His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler.